Licensed Creative Arts Therapist



Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, EdD, LCAT, ATR-BC

Beth has worked clinically as an art therapist for 44 years, in academia for 28 years and in private practice for 40 years. Beth has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in the areas of psychiatry, addictions, aging, PTSD, chronic illness, special education, developmental disabilities, and child development. Beth has served on two Boards for the NYS Office of the Professions: Mental Health Practitioners Board and Applied Behavior Analysis Board.



Northport, New York





Areas of Practice: Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

 Psychotherapy                Supervision                      Mentoring                                                   Group & Individual Therapy  

****Taking 2 of my courses gives you 100% of NYS LCAT CE contact hours and 60% of ATCB CEC's for a year*****

Legislation is popping everywhere to change gun laws. Hand in glove with that is background checks. That brings us to mental illness. It might be the moment that every state in the US needs to look at their impoverished laws for treatment and follow up care for people with mental illness and make changes. And if those changes come via federal legislation, even better.

Secondarily, school safety is also going through Congress and State Houses of Legislation. Again, this might be the moment when helping professionals become mandated as employees in public schools.

Click on Announcements and News Events in upper left corner for a sample letter to elected representatives.       

Beth presented at the Canadian Art Therapy Association Conference in Montreal in October:

Offering Context for LGBTQ Treatment Issues: Art Therapy with a Gay Man Affected by AIDS

Beth presented at the American Art Therapy Association Conference in Miami in November:

Revisiting past art therapy, processing present flashbacks, hoping for a healthier future

Beth presented a grand rounds at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in November:

Creative arts therapy for children, adolescents, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and psychiatric comorbidities

Participants were able to get 1 NYS CE contact hour and 1 ATCB CEC.

Be on the lookout for a course about Creative Arts Therapy with people with ASD offered in Spring 2019.

 Continuing Education

March 9, 2019

Click on Announcements and News Events in upper left corner for Course Listings:

The Construction of the Object: Using Assemblage to Better Understand Object Relations in Ourselves and Our Patients Saturday, March 9, 2019, 10 am—4 pm register at ddolginko@aol.com

Beth is now approved by NYS to offer courses through Skype. This is considered a live course attendance and allows for LCAT's in other regions of NYS to attend courses. Please contact for more information: ddolginko@aol.com and          631-754-2278

 Beth Gonzalez-Dolginko, LCAT is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0010.

Beth is also approved to offer ATCB CEC's

 *****LOOK HERE!!!!!!!************** SPRING 2019 CE COURSES

  1. Creative Arts Therapy with people with ASD

  2. Publishing Workshop 2.0 (more individualized work on your publishing projects in a small group)

    Publishing Workshop 2.0 has been offered twice with great success. Contact me at: ddolginko@aol.com with dates you might be available for the course.

  3. The Construction of the Object: Using Assemblage to Better Understand Object Relations in Ourselves and Our Patients

    March 9, 2019

    Dates and times will be posted soon

     For More info on courses, click on Announcements and News Events

Many LCAT's work weekends, so I'd like to offer a weekday class. Please contact me, below, to let me know your weekday availability.

Beth is pleased to announce that she has signed a contract with Jessica Kingsley Publishers to write a book called  Art Therapy with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and anticipating a September 2019 release.                                


Beth participated in the St. Jude Walk to raise money for the hospital’s treatment and research

September 22, 2018

 Beth attended the Women's March in NYC on January 19, 2019 and had a wonderful day. Resist, Insist, Persist! Make a statement to Trump that hate is not okay and that we all want basic human rights. Beth remains active attending local rallies and writing and calling representatives.                                     

Be your ancestors' wildest dream!!!

Be your ancestors' wildest dream!!!


1. Picture of Health: An Artist’s Journey through Disease as Told in His Photographs Journal of Applied Arts & Health, V. 7: # 3

2. Assigning Meaning to Art to Optimize the Patient Experience in Short-term Psychiatry Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal, Vol.29: #2

3. Status Report on Art Therapists in Public Schools: Employment and Legislative Realities in Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, V. 35: #1 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/TGpznZP4DFHI6GpXmuCE/full  


Beth's presentation at the AATA 2017 conference in Albuquerque, NM, was recorded and is being offered through AATA's Institute for Continuing Education:                        Creative, neurodiverse landscapes: Art therapy for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder                                                           ***This course counts for NYS LCAT CE's and ATCB CEC's


       ***Currently featured on the New York State Office of the Professions, Mental Health Practitioners website is a short film by me and Dr. Robert I. Wolf about the Henry Street School's Art Therapy program.



All things are possible until they are proved impossible—and even the impossible may only be so as of now.
— Pearl S. Buck


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